This Day in History – March 7

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March 7

They say what’s happened in the past remains in the past, but little do they know about the significance of everything minor that happened in the past shapes our future. Well, every day as we live, we create history, every event that takes place today is a part of our futures. And one should always make an effort to know and understand the significance of historical events. Read on to find out more about the events that took place on the day of March 7 in history.

Events in India that Occurred on March 7

1949 – Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician, union minister and Congress leader, was born.

1961 –  Death of Indian leader and freedom fighter Govind Ballabh Pant.

2006 – A series of bombings were coordinated in Varanasi, India by the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba.

2012 – Death of Ravi Shankar Sharma, leading Indian musician.

What Happened Around the World on March 7

161 – Marcus Aurelius and L. Commodus who later on changed his name to Lucius Verus assumed charge and became the joint emperors of Rome after the death of Antoninus Pius.

1573 – A peace treaty was signed between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice, thus marking the end of the Ottoman–Venetian War.

1799  –  Jaffa in Palestine was captured by Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops and they further proceeded to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.

1814 – The Battle of Craonne was won by Emperor Napoleon I of France.

1850 – Senator Daniel Webster gave his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 to prevent a possible civil war.

1862 – American Civil War: Confederate troops were engaged by the Union forces at the Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.

1876 –A patent was granted to Alexander Graham Bell for the invention he calls the “telephone”.

1900 – The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse became the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.

1902 – Second Boer War: The biggest defeat was inflicted upon the British since the beginning of the war, at Tweebosch by Boers, led by Koos de la Rey.

1914 – Arrival of Prince William of Wied in Albania to begin his reign as King.

1936 – Prelude to World War II: Rhineland was reoccupied by Germany in violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.

1945 – World War II: the Ludendorff Bridge was seized by American troops over the Rhine river at Remagen.

1950 – Cold War: A statement was issued by the Soviet Union denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.

1951 –United Nations troops that were led by General Matthew Ridgway began an assault against Chinese forces.

1951 – Iranian prime minister Ali Razmara was assassinated by Khalil Tahmasebi inside a mosque in Tehran, who was a member of the Islamic fundamentalist Fada’iyan-e Islam.

1965 –600 civil rights marchers were brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama, known as Bloody Sunday.

1968 – Vietnam War: Operation Truong Cong Dinh began between The United States and South Vietnamese military to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1987 – Lieyu massacre that is Taiwanese military massacre of 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees took place at Donggang, Lieyu, Kinmen.

1989 – The fight over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses led to the cut off of diplomatic relations between Iran and the United Kingdom.

2007 – The British House of Commons voted collectively to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

2009 – The Irish Republican Army killed two British soldiers and two other soldiers were injured.

Important Birthdays

  • 189 – Publius Septimius Geta, Roman emperor
  • 1481 – Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect
  • 1730 – Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil,  Prime Minister of France
  • 1955 – Anupam Kher, Indian Actor
  • 1973 – Arnab Goswami, Indian Journalist

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